You all may remember myCharge as we heavily covered them back in the days when portable charging was a new and rare thing.
They also fed me breakfast at CES 2016 so in the spirit of repaying a bagel, scrambled eggs, and some coffee I’m passing on a press release about where you can get your hands on a free charger.
TL;DR – 25,000 chargers being given away at 12 events, there’s a list of 12 events.
Press release follows:
Low Power Smartphone Batteries Get A Little Help from Friends
myCharge’s Charge It Forward campaign releases free power into the hands of helpful strangers, asks everyone to pass the charge on
According to a 2015 study from Deloitte, people in the United States across all age groups check their phones an average of 46 times per day. It is no wonder that smartphone batteries are constantly drained of power and people are always searching for a power cord and outlet. myCharge, a leading portable power bank manufacturer, hopes to lend a helping hand the next time anyone finds themselves with a low battery and an urgent need to send a text or make a call with its new Charge It Forward campaign.
Over the next several months, myCharge will be releasing free, specially marked portable chargers. myCharge power teams will hand out over 25,000 chargers at 12 events across the United States with one simple ask, that everyone use the devices then pass them on the next time they come across someone with a low battery and no way to charge it.
To encourage people to do the right thing and pass on the charger instead of keeping it, each Charge It Forward device will be marked with a unique number. Texting that number will direct the person in possession of the charger to a website where they will join that particular charger’s team. Teams will be able to track how far their charger has traveled on the website. And, each month the team whose charger travels the furthest distance will be eligible to win amazing prizes including trips, chargers and gift cards. One lucky individual will also be randomly awarded $1,000 at the end of the year for “charging it forward”.
The Charge It Forward event schedule includes stops at:
- The Belmont Stakes – June 9 – June 11, 2016 in Belmont, NY
- Rock the Garden – June 18, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN
- CE Week – June 21 – June 23, 2016 in New York City
- Summerfest – July 6 – July 10, 2016 in Milwaukee, WI
- The Beats Run – July 15, 2016 in Seattle, WA
- The NASCAR Brickyard Race – July 23 – July 25, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN
- Hood to Coast – August 26 – August 27, 2016 in Portland, OR
- Cincinnati Reds Game – September 2, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH
- Stanford vs. USC Football Game – September 17, 2016 in Stanford, CA
- Chicago Marathon – October 9, 2016 in Chicago, IL
- Tennessee vs. Alabama Football Game – October 15, 2016 in Knoxville, TN
“That feeling of dread when you look down at your phone and see a low battery alert, knowing that you have no cables, adapters or a portable charger on hand, is something we have all experienced. In today’s world being cut off from technology for a few minutes or hours means missing out on something, which leaves us all running for outlets or asking strangers for a charge on a regular basis,” said myCharge VP of Marketing, Julie Pickens. “We want the Charge It Forward campaign to help people out when they are in a power pinch, and we hope that we will get to hear some great stories along the way like a family being able to connect in an emergency or someone being able to deliver good news like the birth of a baby or a new job. By empowering people to do a little good by passing on a charger they got for free, we anticipate that those who are touched by the gesture will want to do a little good of their own.”
For more information about the myCharge Charge It Forward campaign, visit: www.mycharge.com.
myCharge, innovators in portable power create the ultimate portable power solutions for anyone, anywhere who needs to stay charged. Incorporating the highest quality components, cutting-edge design, and smart technologies, myCharge responds to the latest technological advances by providing products dedicated to restoring everyday balance and fulfilling consumer needs in today’s on-the-go, always connected, digital society. Learn more at www.mycharge.com.